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Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Hello All!!! Thanks for checking in on the Zoo!!! In a more organized Zoo, recipes and meals would be well planned out, with much thought put into them! Unfortunately, I can’t seem to get in touch with Zoo Management as they are doing a terrible job of that!!! LOL. When it came time to cook for the Zoo, I was clueless as to what to make. I had chicken thawed, so I knew we were having chicken, but that was pretty much the extent of planning! (I really MUST get in touch with management, LOL) So here is what I came up with, using ingredients I had on hand. You can add, change, omit, or whatever you want to the recipe. It’s not low calorie, but it was delicious! The recipe doesn’t have all of the amounts, as I really didn’t measure, just use as much or as little as you please!


If you or your Monkey’s don’t like things really spicy, I suggest using half a can of green chiles (you can freeze the other half in an air tight baggie) and 1 tbsp chili powder. It isn’t too spicy, but it does have a bit of a kick to it!
Chicken Tortilla Casserole 


Corn Tortillas
Cooked Chicken, shredded
(I used ½ package! So I could get 2 meals out of 1 package! Yay!)
1 can green chiles
2 cans rotel
2 tbsp chili powder, divided
bell pepper
minced garlic (about a tbsp I think)
cooked rice (whatever you have on hand!)
black or kidney beans
shredded cheese
1 can cream of ???? soup
(I used mushroom which turned out great, but you could also use chicken, let me know if you try something new and how it turns out!)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Saute onion, bell pepper, garlic and 1 tbsp of chili powder until onions are translucent. Turn off heat and add green chiles and rotel. Stir until the slightly heated.


Add mixture, rice, beans and 1 tbsp chili powder to a large bowl. Stir.


Layer tortillas in a cake pan (or smaller if you want to make less).
Layer in this order:
corn tortillas
corn tortillas
cream of ??? soup

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is bubbly. Could take even less if your mixture was hot when you put it in or longer if it’s cold! I served with a salad to add some more nutrition, but it would be great with tortilla chips or even on it’s own! Serve with a nice, cool glass of homemade Tamarindo!

And again, for the finished product:
I love the colors in this dish!!!  So bright and fun!  Just makes me want to smile, and eat!  LOL


This can be made ahead of time and stuck in the fridge or even frozen.  Use leftover chicken, beef, or turkey.  If you have the rice and beans, these make great filler so that you don’t need a lot of meat!




Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I am now learning to navigate life as a single woman. Turns out, it's not all about husband and children. Who knew? So, I'm on a journey of self discovery. I have 5 children, 3 of which are married, 5 2 are in Heaven (my beautiful baby Acadia Reign and my Diva Princess Tara Elizabeth), and 7 grandchildren! Plus, a ton of fabulous nieces and nephews! My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. Or at least it was, now I'm learning who I really am, beneath all of the busy family life. It's an adventure to be sure. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

8 thoughts on “Chicken Tortilla Casserole

  • Dana Matthews

    I will make this. We love Mexican inspired meals. I always look for new recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  • Janice Wright

    This looks good. I have pinned it.

  • Rochelle Haynes

    Looking good and tasty i love chicken

  • Lauryn R

    Yummy, this sounds delicious! I love easy meals like this too, thank you so much for sharing! I can’t wait to try it. 🙂

  • Barrie

    This looks so easy to make. My family would love this.

  • Dana Rodriguez

    Oh wow girl! This looks YUMMY! I think I will make it this week!

  • Yummo!! I love recipes that are easy and dont take 10 ingredients I’ve either never heard of or wouldnt eat! I hope you will add your recipe to my link party, Pinterest Tuesday! I am sure other mommas would love to Pin this to their recipe list!


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